On one hand, I can understand Hollywood's desire, or perhaps need, to revisit old (and, in some cases, not-so-old) movies. It's flattering - proving that those classics still carry enough interest to bring filmgoers back into theaters.
Great stories are always great stories, and we'll keep coming back to them. After all, we never suggest that nobody should 'remake' Shakespeare. So, I'm not saying that movies are sacrosanct. Far from it, if a good remake can be created, introducing a great story to a whole new audience, that's wonderful.
However, all too often, remakes introduce a new generation to a very substandard version of what was a great story. This leads me to ask: if you can't enhance a film, why touch it? Just leave the original unsullied, in all its glory.
There are many movies that, in my opinion, should never have been remade; here are just eight of them.